ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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Dear Portsmouth City Council,

2 years ago, we were hearing from our members that installations of new playground equipment were falling in England and that this was due directly to a lack of funding within local authorities. This worried us and our members at a time when Childhood obesity is increasing and there are more instances of divided communities. In order to quantify what was happening we commissioned a report which resulted in our #nowheretoplay campaign highlighting the extent of the problem. We believe it is now time to refresh our information and to once again highlight to government the problems resulting from a reduction in children’s play facilities. We would therefore urge you to support us in the FOI request.

1. How many public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) do you currently have available to the public in your LA area?

2. What was your total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the following years?

• 2016-17
• 2017-18

3. What is your expected total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the following years?

• 2018-19
• 2019-20
• 2020-21

4. How many public playgrounds and play facilities were closed in your LA area and what proportion of your total play facilities did this represent, in each of the following years?

• 2016-17
• 2017-18

5. How many public playgrounds and play facilities do you expect will close and what proportion of your total play facilities will this represent, in each of the following years?

• 2018-19
• 2019-20
• 2020-21

Data to be collated into excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Lubrano

FOI, Portsmouth City Council

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Reference: FOI2018/1228

 

Dear Mr Lubrano

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 21^st August 2018.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Natasha Downer

Corporate Information Governance Officer

 

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FOI, Portsmouth City Council

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Information Governance, Community & Communications Service
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
Telephone:    023 9268 8482
 
 
Our Ref: FOI2018/1228
 
Dear Samuel Lubrano
                                   
INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI2018/1228 - Public Play Facilities
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 21st August 2018,
which was considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
In accordance with the Act, Portsmouth City Council confirms it holds the
information.
 
YOUR REQUEST AND OUR RESPONSE:
 
1. How many public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure
playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) do you currently have available to the
public in your LA area?
113 & 6 Adventure Playgrounds
2. What was your total budget for public play facilities (including
playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the
following years?
 
2016-17 - £247,367
2017-18 - £285,210
Adventure Playgrounds
• 2016-17 - £927,400
• 2017-18 - £969,600

3. What is your expected total budget for public play facilities
(including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each
of the following years?
 
2018-19 - £303,300
2019-20 - Information not held - unconfirmed at this time
2020-21 - Information not held - unconfirmed at this time
Adventure Playgrounds
• 2018-19 - £992,800
• 2019-20 - £1,017,600
• 2020-21 - £1,043,100

4. How many public playgrounds and play facilities were closed in your LA
area and what proportion of your total play facilities did this represent,
in each of the following years?

• 2016-17
• 2017-18
 
None
 
No Adventure playgrounds have been closed in either year.

5. How many public playgrounds and play facilities do you expect will
close and what proportion of your total play facilities will this
represent, in each of the following years?

• 2018-19
• 2019-20
• 2020-21
 
None
 
There are no plans to close any adventure playgrounds in any of the years
ahead.
 
Under the Re- Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (SI
2015/1415) the supplied information may not be re-used without obtaining
the permission of Portsmouth City Council.
 
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Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AL, telephone 023 9268 8482, e-mail
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Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
Natasha King
Corporate Information Governance Officer
 
 

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